Ticket To Ride


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Product Description

The original game in the Ticket to Ride series and a winner of the coveted Spiel des Jahres award. See where the magic began!

Experience the game that started the Ticket to Ride range by venturing across the United States at the dawn of the 20th Century.

Collect your cards, complete your sets, and claim your routes in this Spiel des Jahres winning title.  Complete short and long distance tickets to connect major American cities to make your mark on the locomotive landscape.

The original Ticket to Ride has sold more than 500,000 copies since its release, due in part to its elegant simplicity and its extraordinary ability to introduce new gamers to the world of modern board games.

Designer: Alan R. Moon
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Player numbers: 2-5 players
Recommended Age: 8+
Game Time: 30-60 mins

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Product Contents:

  • 1 Board Map
  • 240 Colored Train Cars:
    • 45 x Blue
    • 45 x Red
    • 45 x Green
    • 45 x Yellow
    • 45 x Black
    • 15 x Extra Train Cars (3 x 5 Colors)
  • 144 Illustrated Cards:
    • 110 Train Cards (44 x 67 mm):
      • 12 Box
      • 12 Passenger
      • 12 Tanker
      • 12 Reefer
      • 12 Freight
      • 12 Hopper
      • 12 Coal
      • 12 Caboose
      • 14 Locomotives
    • 1 Summary Card
    • 30 Destination Ticket Cards
    • 1 Longest Continuous Path Bonus Card
  • 5 Wooden Scoring Markers (1 x 5 Colors)
  • 1 Rules Booklet

Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:

144 cards. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Mini European – Red (FFS02, 50/pack) – (1-11/16” x 2-5/8″ – 44 x 68mm)

3 reviews for Ticket To Ride

  1. Dan

    This game is my go-to game to play for people who are new to board games i.e. haven’t played much past Monopoly. Ticket to Ride is fun, easy to teach, easy to learn, doesn’t require too much thinking, and even easy for youngish players to understand. I could play this with my nieces and nephews, and my grandparents. The large board is beautiful. The cards, which are smaller than standard cards, could be improved by being larger, and it would be nice if there were more cards so you didn’t have to shuffle in a game. Having real wooden trains would be super cool, but hey, in keeping this game affordable I’m happy with plastic ones. This isn’t my most played board game because it is on the easy side, but if my board game stash went up in flames, this game would definitely be one of the first to be replaced.

  2. michael.j.barlev

    I agree.

    With a slight variation on the rules (mainly around the tickets acquired) we play it with my 7 year old nephew and 6 year old niece.

    My mother won her first game, when we were teaching her, and we had played several games already… So obviously very easy to pick up and win quickly.

    A great game to fall back on when new people are around or wanting a classic that is just fun.

  3. Caroline May

    We like this new game as it is quick to set up and quick to learn. There will be some strategies that will become evident with continued practice which will make it more challenging. One of the best things about this game is the quick way it is played. Being able to carry out one action only on each turn means that you don’t spend ages waiting for players to think about what they will do next. So your turn comes around again quite quickly. One slight amendment we make is when a player uses their turn to pick up more destination cards. We then allow the game to continue while they decide which cards to keep and which to discard. Then, on their next turn, they make any discards and play their next turn. As others have said, a good game to introduce to new players.

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